Bethel Gastehuis

Bethel Gastehuis

Bethel is a cosy, up-market Establishment. 5 Self Catering Units or B&B Accommodation in the heart of the Garden Route, George. Situated in a quiet, up-market suburb of George at the foot of the spectacular Outeniqua Mountains and 1km from Centre Town.

Operating as usual


What a way to celebrate a birthday!

Photos from Mountain Magic's post 15/07/2021

Photos from Mountain Magic's post

Photos from Mossel Bay Tourism's post 09/02/2021

Photos from Mossel Bay Tourism's post

Main Home - De Krans Wines 08/02/2021

Main Home - De Krans Wines

Main Home - De Krans Wines Official updates from the South African government on the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, and Covid-19, are available on the website


Knysna Ziplines - Sa Forest Adventures

We getting amazing feedback from our guests. The New Knysna Ziplines seems to be a hit with young and old as our bookings are fly in. We have even created extra time slots for peak season due to public demand - Thank you for the support - your multi-million rand investment to bring one of the Best Zipline tours to the Public seems to have hit the spot :-) bookings can be made online at


Hi everyone. My name is Jane and I'm a choc-aholic 😁🍫 For all those chocolate lovers out there, a decadent, divine and mouth watering experience is waiting for you at La Chocolaterie Rococo in Greatbrak River! After this year and all its troubles, you deserve to treat yourself to chocolate masterpieces. This lovely chocolate shop is inspired by the decadent 18th century french period and defines the ultimate in chocolate indulgence - the very best handcrafted praline.Simply have a look at their 100% edible chocolate proteas - the skill and artistry of La Chocolaterie Rococo's chocolates is marvelous and awe-inspiring!

If you are a choc-aholic and in need of a chocolate experience you will never forget, visit La Chocolaterie Rococo while on your escape to Mossel Bay!

Look out for “The Great Escape to Mossel Bay” branding or logo! Take a picture of it and note down the location, and you could WIN a holiday worth R100 000. (Includes flights, car hire, activities, meals and a whole lot of fun!)
You can enter by following the link down below!
Contact Mimi at 084 583 3144 to get your 'The Great Escape' logo! 😀
#thegreatescapetomosselbay #mosselbay #capetownmag


We have just received CONFIRMATION that we are permitted to rent out kayaks under the new regulations. We are open 😎


George Tourism

Haven't quite made up your mind if you should still come to George this festive season?


Apart from all the adventure activities listed on Mossel Bay Tourism’s Escape Route map, some pocket-friendly activities are listed below as beach alternatives (contact Mossel Bay Tourism 044 691 2202 for more information).

► Museums:
Dias Museum
Great Brak River Museum
ATKV Hartenbos Museum
Janine Iron & Washing Museum

Take a walking tour of historic Mossel Bay
Mossel Bay Ghost Walk & Historic Tour
Rooster Trails @ Eight Bells Mountain Inn
St Blaize Hiking Trail
Wolwedans Dam Trail in Groot Brak Rivier
Robertson Pass
Oystercatcher Trail

►Waterparks & Indoor Pools
Diaz Waterpark
Hartenbos Seefront

► Indoor Facilities
Blasters Family Entertainment Centre

► Hart & Bosch Village - Catch a ride on the mini Blue Train, Tractor Rides, Playground, Quadbike rides, Jumping Pillow, outdoor movies
► Ruiterbosch Lodge – farm life and activities for the children, beautiful scenery, eats and treats

► Learn about the Ocean
SAPREC Seabird and Penguin Rehabilitation Centre
The Shark Lab @ The Point

► Learn about our Heritage at the St Blaize Cave or book a visit to the Point of Human Origin

► Game farms, lodges, inns & wineries
Reed Valley for lovely outdoor fun for the kids while the grown-ups enjoy good wine & food
Indalu Game Reserve -unique elephant experiences
Jakkalsvlei – remember wine tasting and cellar wine sales are allowed
Gondwana (by appointment only)
Botlierskop - horse riding
Bergsig Game Farm – view the lions, safari quad bikes - unique
Wolwedans Game Farm
Hartenbos Private Game Reserve
The Fragrance Route & Shwe Shwe Stop in Friemersheim
Outeniqua Moon Percheron Stud (horse cart rides, the largest, most beautiful horses imaginable) lovely eats & treats
Eight Bells Mountain Inn – the most beautiful setting imaginable

► Art & Galleries
The Pink Hound
Rut Art
House of Maria
The Mosel Shipyard - watch the models being built
The Goods Shed - also indoor arts & crafts and restaurant

Enjoy an ice cream or coffee / eats & treats at The Point and work it off in the public play & fitness areas
Hartenbos Poetry Walk
Play Putt-Putt at The Point or the Hartenbos Seefront
Hire kayaks from Dune Seven in Voorbaai for some fun in the water
4x4 excursions at Bonniedale (mountainous) & Vleesbaai (sand)
Klipheuwel Mountain Bike Park & Pump Track
Horse-riding at Botlierskop
Sail with a local in a dingy with the Garden Route Sailing Academy
A family rail experience with the Diaz Express
Take a helicopter flip with Mossel Bay Helicopters
High tea experiences with Betty`s Boutique Hotel & DejaVu Vintage House
Ride in a vintage Morris around the Point for some awesome family pictures

Boat trips with Romonza, Sea Vu Play, The Seven Seas, Kiyana, AquaMarine @ Sea, and Freaking Fast Waverider.


Skydive Oudtshoorn: 044 272 7312

Oudtshoorn, with its backdrop of picturesque mountains,
year-round sunshine and relaxed local vibes, offers the ideal location to tick this bucket list item. The 20 minute flight to altitude offers spectacular and unique views of the Klein Karoo. Attached to your instructor you’ll experience that ultimate sensation, that feeling of flight we all dream of. Experience the ride of a lifetime with free fall speeds of up to 250km/h while attached to one of their highly qualified tandem instructors with thousands of jumps behind them.

#Oudtshoorn #KleinKaroo #GardenRoute #Activities 18/12/2020

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Pak jou tassies en kom kuier nogsteeds by Hartenbos Seefront hierdie vakansie.
ATKV-Hartenbos se warmwater swembad, pret park en putt-putt baan is steeds oop vir hope pret & plesier 🏖🪁🍉💦 Jou onvergeetlike gesinsvakansie begin hier!

#hartenbosseefront #hbsf #atkv #pretpark #warmwaterswembad #puttputt #pretplesier #diepretbeginhier 11/12/2020

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Looking for things to do in Great Brak after a train trip?

Pending sufficient interest (at least 15), you can do a hop-on hop-off Great Brak bus meander from the station into Great Brak town where you can spend a whole day visiting a variety of attractions.
You will be entitled to three round trips, in time to take the train back to Hartenbos. The cost will be only R30 per person. Children 2 years and younger sitting on laps ride free.

Start your experience by enjoying a cup of the award-winning Brothers coffee roastery product; experience the ultimate in chocolate indulgence at La Chocolaterie Rococo, where, inspired by the decadent 18th century French period, pralines and truffles are handcrafted as delicious and artful as ever.
Visit the Peperboom Restaurant, Bakery & Wine Boutique, a long-standing landmark in Great Brak River area and a favorite pit stop among locals and tourists. Pop down to the Periwinkle Crafts and Habby, where you will find rooms crammed with mosaic, jewellery, art clay, wooden blanks, essential oil, packaging, scrapbooking … this and much more all under one roof.
Drop in at [email protected], a quaint art gallery where exhibitions comprise work of established, Cape Provence artists. A diverse selection of beautiful art on glass, ceramics and sculptures are available at affordable prices.
Go on to the Chris Spies Art gallery, and reflect, appreciate and admire a distinguished South African artist at work. Chris’s masterpieces are colourful, creative and completely original.
Do not forget the Great Brak museum, housed in the "old schoolhouse" where you can find the full story in pictures and text of the Great Brak River village during its heyday from 1859 to 1920.

For more information and booking:


Cango Caves: 044 279 7410

The Cango Caves is a cultural and natural landmark in South Africa. The 20 million year-old Cango Caves system consists of a series of hidden chambers cut deep into a thick limestone rock layer. It is situated in the Swartberg Mountains, 30 kilometres north of Oudtshoorn, in South Africa’s Western Cape Province.

The Cango Caves is frequently described as one of the great natural wonders of the world, the biggest show cave system in Africa. All tours are lead by experienced, knowledgeable and accredited Cave Guides. Tours are offered in English but Afrikaans, German, French and other language guides may be available (please check guide availability when making reservations).

#Oudtshoorn #KleinKaroo #GardenRoute #Activities


Ons Desember kalender is besig om gou vol te raak! Bespreek vroegtydig as jy 'n kuiertjie by ons beplan! Onthou dis nou selfs meer bekostigbaar om by ons te kom kuier met ons nuwe buffet/ekstra spyskaart. Bespreek asb by 079 339 0170 via WhatsApp, sms of skakel ons! Jy kan ook direk van ons webblad af bespreek: en ons het nou ook 'n driekte skakel op ons Facebook blad "book now" wat dit nog makliker maak om te bespreek! #DeVetteMosselMBay #MosselBay #Thegreatescapetomosselbay



5 Hibernia Street

Flavoured Butter
Grilled Tomato with Pesto
Pork Belly
Cheese Griller

- We now sell a VEGETARIAN Cous Cous salad

- We also have Gift Vouchers available.

- Remember to listen to our advert on Eden FM Radio Station, betweem 7 and 24 Dec 2020, 11am and 12 am. There is a KEYWORD you have to adress Rita, at the shop, to receive 2 extra free roosterkoeke when you order the Family Meal.



Mossel Bay Tourism

🏞🏖️️ Escape Routes! 🏞🏖️️ We have put together an extensive guide to make sure you make the most out of your escape to Mossel Bay! Can't decide where to start? Why not have the family draw a number and start from there! Mossel Bay has so much to offer: from relaxing activities where you can sit back and enjoy the beautiful views to thrilling and adventurous activities to get your heart pumping! Make sure you hold on to this guide - you don't want to miss out on any of the fun!

Make your escape to Mossel Bay and have an adventure you will never forget! 😁

For a high resolution copy as well as a link to the interactive Google map please go to

#thegreatescapetomosselbay #mosselbay #capetownmag



Munchy Monday All day Combo Special R50. BBQ-UP French toast with pulled pork with Cappuccino. Or just the French Toast Dumpling for R35 each.


FEATURED: Outeniqua Power Van, a family rail adventure with beautiful ocean views. Fun for the whole family - young or old!

For Bookings: Prices: R180 per adult/ R160 per child. Times: 9:30 and 12:30. Booking are essential : 082 490 5627.

#familyadventure #LekkerInGeorge #PowerVan #thingstodowithkids #MyValley



Our Menu has been revealed now for some mouth watering photo's to complement the menu. Thank you Liezel Volschenk Photography for the stunning photos



8 days till opening day!!
We will see you - 5 October 2020 🧇☕


Views from a sunset cruise on the Touw River


*tranquillity * serenity * splendour *

Take a slow soulful scenic drive along the Seven Passes Road, from George to Knysna.

Famed as one of the most beautiful drives in South Africa and celebrated as a #nationalmonument, this route twists and turns though indigenous forests and deep cool gorges. The historic route passes over Coca Cola coloured streams and historic stone bridges. The pass consists of tar and gravel and is suitable for most vehicles.

Check out the Kaaimansgat Pass, the Touw River Pass, the Silver River Pass, Hoogekraal, Homtini, and the Phantom Pass.

Comment with a 🚗 if you feel like a long slow soulful drive

#mountainpasses #sevenpasses #secretsouthafrica #feedyoursoul #cityofGeorge #gardenroute #gardenroutesouthafrica #westerncape #beautifuldestinations #visitsouthafrica #travelsouthafrica #southafrica #staycation #postlockdowntravel #familyvacay #familyfun



Sneak peek of the BBQ-UP Restaurant/Takeaway. Excitement building up to opening day 5 October 2020. Diarise the opening date .... Well known Chris van Wyk of Amaqueta Foods will be the Head Chef of this beautiful establishment. Looking forward to mouth watering food.


Geskiedkundige George

Die dorp George het sy oorsprong in die groeiende behoefte vir hout. Die eerste buitepos is reeds in 1776 gevestig, net Wes van waar York Straat vandag geleë is. Destyds het die buitepos 'n bestuurder, 12 bosbouers, 'n smit, 'n wamaker en hul families, asook sowat 200 osse gehuisves. 'n Nederige begin.

Na die tweede Britse okkupasie in 1806 is daar besluit dat die Swellendam Distrik te groot was en verdeel moes word. George was gekies as die setel vir 'n nuwe streek as gevolg van die beskikbaarheid van water en in 1811 is George tot dorp verklaar, vernoem na Koning George die Derde, met Adriaan Geysbertus van Kervel as die Landros.

Een van Van Kervel se eerste opdragte was die maak van 'n leivoor wat 36 dorpserwe van water moes voorsien. Die dam wat die water moes voorsien bestaan steeds en is tans geleë in die Botaniese Tuin bo aan Caledon Straat.

George het Munisipale status verkry in 1837. 'n Erfbelasting van 75c is ingestel en die dorp se inkomste uit die bron was 'n hele R78-00. 'n Dorpshuis is gebou net Oos van York straat in Mark straat in 1847 en met die Eeufees viering in 1911 is die eerste stadsaal voltooi op die hoek van York en Mark strate. Met die 150 jarige viering van George is die huidige Stadsaal gebou en voltooi in 1964.

Verskeie ander geboue uit die era staan nog in George. Een van die mooiste geboue in York straat is die St Mark’s Anglikaanse Katedraal, ingewy in 1850, gebou uit plaaslike klip. Aan die Weste kant van York straat staan Huteria, oorskootjie en die Kuns Teater, wat destyds 'n skool vir meisies was. Bo-aan York straat is die eerste Drosdy gebou in 1812. Die gebou het egter afgebrand in 1826 en is in 1831 herbou as 'n privaat woning. Later in die 19de eeu is die gebou omskep in die Victoria Hotel tot die George munisipaliteit die eiendom bekom het in 1972. Die gebou huisves tans die George Museum.

Ook Caledon straat spog met 'n paar prag eiendomme uit vervloë dae. Caledon straat 5 is in 1903 gebou as 'n familiehuis. Die huis in Caledon straat 7 is nog ouer, gebou in 1862 as aftree geskenk vir Ds. Ballot. Die huis in Caledon straat 11 dateer uit die vroeë negentiende eeu en het oorspronklik 'n grasdak gehad en die Victoriaanse Huis in Caledon straat 30 het onveranderd gebly totdat dit in 1975 vergroot is.

Die Rooms-Katolieke Kerk in Meade straat is voltooi in 1843 en is die oudste Rooms-Katolieke Kerk in Suid Afrika. Die kroon juweel word egter aangetref aan die bopunt van Meade straat. Die hoeksteen van die Moederkerk is gelê op 14 April 1832 deur Ds Ballot. Boumateriaal en hout is van so ver as Plettenberg baai en Riversdal met ossewaens aangery, terwyl die hout voordeur vanuit Kaapstad ingevoer is. Dit het 12 jaar geneem om die kerk te voltooi. Op 13 September 1905 stort die kerktoring ineen na jare se verwering sy tol geëis het. Vandag, meer as honderd jaar later, staan die kerk nog net soos hy herbou is en is steeds in gebruik.

Die hoof-slagaar van George bly sy hoofstraat, York straat. Die straat is vernoem na die Hertog van York, Koning George die Derde se tweede seun. Alhoewel die aansig van York Straat oor die jare verander het, bly hy wyd genoeg dat 'n ossewa met 'n vol span osse om sou kon draai.

Artikel & Foto: Johann van Tonder
Ou fotos met vergunning van die George Museum.



9 Barnard Street
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Maitland Meander Maitland Meander
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George, 6529

Maitland Meander is a terraced, relaxed guesthouse in a safe,lush ,quiet neighborhood between the airport and town center, right on the Go George bus route

Loerie Guest Lodge Loerie Guest Lodge
91 Davidson Road
George, 6530

We pride ourselves on the quality of our facilities, the standard of our friendly service and our competitive bed and breakfast and conference rates.

17onWellington Suite Hotel 17onWellington Suite Hotel
17 Wellington Street
George, 6529

17onWellington is self-catering or bnb for guests seeking comfort, affability and luxury.

Paradise Cove Paradise Cove
Paradise Cove Gueshouse
George, 6530

In the heart of the Garden route...with spectacular views of Wilderness beach and Outeniqua mountains, valleys and peaceful gardens..true piece of Paradise

Cherry Berry Guest House Cherry Berry Guest House
67 Erica Rd, Heatherlands
George, 6529

Cherry Berry Guest house well is situated in a beautiful, quiet upmarket suburb nestled below the Outeniqua mountains in George.

Clementine Guest House Clementine Guest House
20 Caldeon Street
George, 6529

Clementine Luxury Guesthouse offers accommodation to the discerning client in a restored Victorian Home, furnished with a combination of modern and antique

Apple and Spice Guesthouse Apple and Spice Guesthouse
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George, 6529

AN EXQUISITE GUESTHOUSE THAT OFFERS LUXURIOUS ACCOMMODATION WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH…Apple and Spice is the ideal accommodation for the business- or leisure traveler keen on a round of golf or just looking to relax and unwind in our tranquil surroundings

Arbour1 Guesthouse Arbour1 Guesthouse
1 Arbour Road

Arbour1 is an easily accessible, centrally located guesthouse in George in the Western Cape. It is newly renovated with 5-stylish rooms overlooking the tree-filled garden.

Fairview Historic Homestead Fairview Historic Homestead
36 Stander Street,
George, 6529 Accommodation offered in a unique and sympathetically restored 1861 home. Our bedrooms are individually decorated; all have a mix of contemporary and original features.

Bethel Guesthouse Bethel Guesthouse
9 Barnard Street
George, 6530

Bethel is a cosy, up-market Establishment. 5 Self Catering Units or B&B Accommodation in the heart of the Garden Route, George. Situated in a quiet, up-market suburb of George at the foot of the spectacular Outeniqua Mountains and 1km from Centre Town.

Acorn Guest House Acorn Guest House
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George, 6529

Acorn Guest House is a welcoming Residence located in the heart of the Garden Route

Carmel Coastal Retreat Carmel Coastal Retreat
Victoria Bay Rd, Victoria Bay
George, 6529

Beautiful gardens, ocean views, peaceful setting. Carmel is the perfect Christian resort for groups & leisure guests. Be rejuvenated, be renewed. Victoria Bay - Garden Route - South Africa.